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Posted by Braddock, VC | Nov 27, 2012 @ 05:17 PM | 3,594 Views
Quite a bit has gone on since the last blog, the carpenter has fitted all the steel work and timber frames for the roof and the roof tiler came today and felted and battened the roof to make it weathertight which is a great relief as we are getting some really horrid weather.
Tomorrow the fascias and guttering and drop pipes are going on and then next week the roof will be tiled.
On the 13th of December the gas and electricity are coming to move the gas and electricity meters to outside the house and the following week the window fitters are coming to install the bifold door out onto the patio and the new windows then we can start on the inside.
My wife has ordered the new kitchen but I have a feeling that it will be one of the last things that get done as we have to lay a new floor, parquetry style with wooden blocks. That has to be after the bricklayer knocks down the old kitchen wall, cut a new doorway through into the new study (den?) and knocked down one upstairs wall to extend the daughters bedroom.
There's quite a bit more to do but, just like building a model, it's the detail and fitting out that takes the time.
Posted by Braddock, VC | Nov 10, 2012 @ 02:14 PM | 3,607 Views
Most of the brickwork was completed last weekend and I paid the guy 15600 or about $24810 it looks great. Roof construction starts next Thursday when the existing roof is cut back to allow my brickie to fit the steel joists and padstones that take the weight of the roof joists.
Hopefully this work will be completed the following friday and the guy who tiles the roof can start. This is quite an expensive business for what it is, approx $8000 for the work which really pisses me off.
After this is done I have to get the heating installed, new electrics fitted and a bit of plumbing.
This will take us up to Xmas and then I have to raise some more money to complete the innards. I have enough to do a basic job but her indoors wants the rolls royce of jobs which I must say I have to agree with (on pain of death) nothing like you guys stateside have but plenty for us..
I am very happy so far, except I didn't realise how much tying in the trades would raise my stress levels. But we are still on to save $15000 so I can't complain.
I'll try and load up some pix.